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Trip Ideas at the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair

Trip ideas: Miami Beach Ocean Drive

The beginning of the year is the time to start planning your vacations and trips the coming year. Where would you like to go this year? Where should you go for new, fresh trip ideas?   Should it be sun and beach this year, or should it be nature travel and hiking? Or a short city break including city life, art and culture? ...

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Melbourne to Sydney Drive along Coast

Campervan, Melbourne to Sydney coastal route

This post will show you our Melbourne to Sydney drive along coast. To travel from Melbourne to Sydney we rented a campervan and spent more than a week on this scenic coastal route.  We followed the Pacific coastline all the way from Melbourne to Sydney, first south to Phillips Island and on to Wilsons Promontory, then north towards Sydney. That ...

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New Zealand: Short Walks in Mount Cook National Park

Tasman Glacier Walker

We took some short walks in Mount Cook National Park, on the top of New Zealand, the place for New Zealand’s highest mountains, largest glaciers and spectacular glacier lakes.  To see the Mount Cook glacier lakes we took two short hikes: the Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier Lake Walk and the Kea Point Track to Mueller Glacial Lake. These walks ...

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Queenstown to Mount Cook via the Cardrona Road

Lake Pukaki shore and snow-capped mountains

This post will take you to the South Island of New Zealand. We are touring the island with a campervan and now driving from Queenstown to Mount Cook. We are taking the spectacular Crown Range (Cardrona) road from Queenstown to Wanaka, after which we will drive through the Lindis Pass to Lake Pukapi. At the end of the post we ...

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Queenstown Day Trips by Car: Arrowtown & Wakatipu

Queenstown Day Trips Arrowtown

This post will show you two Queenstown day trips by car: north to Arrowtown and south the Wakatipu lakeshore.  Arrowtown is a postcard-perfect mining village 20 km north of Queenstown, a must-see place in this part of New Zealand. The other Queenstown must see is the fiordlike Lake Wakatipu. Rent a car and follow the lakeshore south or north, both ...

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Self Drive Trip to the Daintree Rainforest

Jindalba boardwalk, Daintree

Now we will take you on a journey through the tropical north of Australia. To make a self drive trip to Daintree Rainforest we rented a campervan and headed to the oldest surviving tropical rainforest in the world, listed by UNESCO as a Wet Tropics World Heritage Site. Being such an old rainforest the Daintree contains many ancient plants and ...

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Queensland, Australia: Driving from Cairns to Daintree

Mossman Gorge

This post will take you on a self-drive itinerary from Cairns to Daintree in the tropical far north of Australia.  We will show you the resorts of Palm Cove and Port Douglas and tell you how to get to the magic jungle of Mossman Gorge. Then, before getting across the Daintree River by ferry we will take it easy on ...

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Great Ocean Road Self Drive Trip

This post will show you a Great Ocean Road self drive itinerary. The Great Ocean Road in Australia is one of the world’s scenic drives. We explored the magic coast by car and found koalas, kangaroos and nature wonders. In fact we have made two Great Ocean Road self drive trips. The first time we rented a campervan and took the Great Ocean ...

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Phillip Island Self Drive Trip from Melbourne

A wallaby on Phillip Island

Phillip Island is famous for its Little Penguins that waddle from the sea every day at sunset, in all weather. The penguins – and koalas, kangaroos and other nature wonders – can best be explored on a Phillip Island self drive trip. The island is just two hours from Melbourne which makes a perfect day trip or even better if ...

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Melbourne to Sydney: South Coast of New South Wales

The Little Blowhole, Kiama

The scenic South Coast of New South Wales is a perfect road trip destination. Kiama, Minnamurra, Jervis Bay, Hyams Beach, Tilba Tilba, Merimbula… And Kangaroo Valley if you like a side trip. The Merimbula to Sydney highway winds between green hills and turquoise ocean waters. Or maybe you prefer the well marked tourist routes that take you to remote villages ...

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